What’s special: old Munich tavern culture
If you want to know what Munich tavern culture felt like in 1900, you should visit the Schönheitskönigin at the Oidn Wiesn. The cozy wood paneling on the interior takes you back to this historic time. Instead of dirndls, the waitresses would wear long skirts with white aprons. The wallets were attached to long chains. The bartenders did not wear traditional costume either, but black trousers, a gilet vest and a jacket over the top. The staff of the Schönheitskönigin still wear the same outfits today.
The old taverns were the home of famous Munich folk singers, comedians and cabaret performers. As well as entertaining the audience, their performances were also about criticizing the politics of the day. Well-known names from this time include Karl Valentin, Papa Geis and the Weiß Ferdl. The Schönheitskönigin gives a stage to the best present-day interpreters of the art.